COVID-19 Layoff: Day Forty-Four

Today ended up being a good day!

Today was the first day that I was actually productive, the weather definitely helped even though it was crappy out this morning.
The morning started off normal with Drax getting breakfast and then it wasn’t normal. Today was Drax flea and tick medicine day, when he was a puppy he thought it was a treat so he ate it no problem, now he’s a pain in the butt. This thing has a strong smell so of course dogs can smell it even more than humans can. I put it in his breakfast, today breakfast was his sprouts, spinach, pumpkin pure, blueberries and beef with the medicine broken up and mixed into all this food. I could smell it so I knew he could smell it but I was hoping all the food would make it better; this smart cookie ate around the medicine. I mean there was a pile of blueberries to the side that he could eat and EVERY piece of the medicine push to the other side. He was eating so slow so I knew he was being a smart cookie with it so I just took it out of his food and gave it to him like I would a pill then we carried on with our day.

After a walk, eating my breakfast and play time with Drax I started with paying rent, doing my expenses and setting up this months budget plan. Once that was taken care of I started the process of cleaning my apartment, it doesn’t take that long but I was in the mood so I was doing a deep clean! At noon we walked Drax then I left to get pick up the curbside pickup from Kitchen Stuff Plus (favourite store!) so I can start organizing my pantry. I already had some containers from Christmas so that helped, I was focusing on baking needs, flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, etc.

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Everything is labelled but it’s just paper taped to the containers, I still need to get the proper labels but that’ll probably be the last thing as paper and tape just works fine for now! I just love organizing! The next shelf is the pasta shelf but that’ll be next month or so!

After Kitchen Stuff Plus I actually stopped by my Mum’s to pick up these Titanic prints in frames that I’ve had for awhile. I have the perfect wall for them in my place so I decided today was the day!
I laid out all the photos on floor and figured out the order, moved our furiture around the way we wanted it, then started to hang the photos only to figure out we don’t have the right size nails and nail holder. We almost didn’t put these pictures up because I knew Walmart was going to have a long line up but I decided to go anyways. I was in line for 12mins and got back home, 30-40min trip! Came home started hanging only to knock on the wall and hear solidness – firewall, aka pure concrete. I start tapping the wall to see if any spot could work and we found one all the way across, then the hooks don’t work so we bend the nail holder to be able to hook onto the frame – finally it works!

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Success! Our plan is to get a bench with storage to go beside the “shoe rack” and a side table because the couch in the corner. All in due time though!

Today I remembered to take photos of our plants so here they are!

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Here we have our herbs/leafs, going left to right, argula is going well, garlic is coming in but slowly, one spinach is going well, the other is dying (no idea why), rosemary is just chilling? and cilantro is coming in nicely! Next up, pumpkins!

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Pumpkins grow on vines so this bad boy is growing like CRAZY and I hope the weather stays nice so I can put this outside before it gets really crazy inside my house. I hope I actually get a pumpkin out of this! Next up our sunflowers!

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On the left is mine aka Posty. He is doing well and growing tall, I need to get sticks to help him stand up until he’s strong enough on his own.
On the right is Dave’s aka S.F. Malone. His is coming in nicely and a third is slowly coming in. Dave randomly put fertilzer in his and now his soil is looking weird so hopefully that doesn’t affect it’s growth – bold move.

Dave did plant two new things but they haven’t sprouted so I’ll save you from looking at dirt.

That’s about it. Who do you think will win the bigger and better sunflower? Let me know in the comments.

That’s all for today, hope everyone is staying safe.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

Nuit Blanche Experience!

In my other post I wrote about what you need in order to be prepared for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche for this year, in this one I’m going to write about my experience while I was there. Lets get started shall we?

Because I live in a lovely city called Brampton that’s only 30 mins away from Toronto and has the worse public transit to get there, I have an awesome story for you. Okay, I wouldn’t say awesome but it was interesting for us. We caught the bus that goes to Bramalea GO station and when we got there we got our tickets for the GO bus. We were looking at our tickets when we noticed it said that there was no bus going straight from Bramalea GO to Union Bus Terminal. You need to know first that Brampton Bus Terminal is no where near the Bramalea GO station. I have the ticket right in front of me and I’m going to write it the exact way it says.

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Bus Route Number 34 at 19:00

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My mum checked online when the next bus was and she told us it was at 7:45 (19:45), and of course the bus came at 7:45pm. When we got on the bus there was so many people waiting that the bus was full, so full that people were standing. The bus that goes to Union stops at at Malton GO before getting on the highway to Toronto. This damn bus driver didn’t call in that his bus was full so he couldn’t even pick anyone up, he did end up calling it in but he got in trouble for not saying it earlier. He told people that the next bus would be there in 5 mins, everyone that was waiting outside said that they don’t mind standing so he let even more on. My sister and I noticed that there was a guy in a motorized wheelchair and we were sitting in curiosity sitting. I was getting upset because I was not standing on this damn bus even if I was sitting in those chairs. He didn’t come on the bus anyways but it was annoying because this bus driver couldn’t do his job. We were finally on our way but he was driving SOO slow because of these people were standing, I’m telling you he didn’t go over 60 on the highway. It took almost two hours to get to Toronto.

Two hours later when we finally got to Toronto my sister and I started to find our way to the hotel, which would of been easy if there wasn’t so much construction. We found it and checked in and went to our room for me to charge my phone. Once that was done we were on our way out. Now we didn’t check the map that was online to see where things were, I just assumed that they were in the normal places that they’ve always been but I was wrong. We did a lot of art seeing though.

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Those are some pictures I took of the art. My favourite one that we went to see was a tank that had a person in it, would fill up with water and they would go on about doing whatever they were doing. A girl did house work, this guy played guitar. It was amazing.

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You can see the water go all the way up and then it starting to come down. The night was a pretty good night, there was some funny parts. I was taking a picture of some art when this lovely girl decided to shove her face into my camera as it took the picture…..

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I went to one of the food trucks because we were hungry, my food was pretty damn good but there’s a funny story to it. Like I said the food was amazing but it was very filling, my sister wanted to try some of it without the meat on it so I took it off and she had a few bites. When we were done with it I had it in my hand about to throw it out when a young girl with her friend (they did not look homeless at all) came up to me and grabbed it. She picked up my half eaten chicken and started to eat it, I was trying to pull it away because I was honestly saying “what the fuck?” to myself but she wouldn’t let go. Finally I got fed up, dropped it and walked away. Needless to say I was a little freaked out but that’s what Toronto is like.

All in all I had a good time and I’m ready for next years.

Thanks for reading!

Happy Belated Birthday to Me!

That’s right! My birthday was last Friday! I am officially 23..

Because I totally do this all the time I’m going to do it with my birthday, I’m going to show you what I got! I was definitely spoiled this year but I am so thankful for all the gifts, birthday wishes and the time I got to spend with people. 

Some of the gifts I won’t have up close pictures for because I’m just getting pictures off the internet but I do have one picture from Instagram with all the gifts I got so you can see them there. 

Alright so my day started off at night actually, I just worked open to close at work, was dead tired and everyone else was tired too. Everyone was sending me birthday messages the night before since we all had to work early in the morning. The day of I got up and went to work where everyone said happy birthday again, I had to work the aquafit guarding slot, it was a one guard swim but we rotate every 15 mins so we don’t get bored. I left the pool to go get the lap top for one of my instructors, while I did that my other guard told all the old ladies that it was my birthday so when I rotated back on to guard they all ended up singing happy birthday. It was pretty cool and nice thing for my guard to do for me. After when everyone else came I got birthday cupcakes, cookies and a cover for my shift! I went home to my mum and sister where I got my birthday card from my cat! My sister and mum did it, it was pretty cute and totally my cat. Slowly my family came home then we waited on my boyfriend – always a slow poke! When he finally got to my house he took my mum and I to the mall because of the gift he got me! 

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The red Nexus 5 cell phone! My boyfriend is the best. He got it for me because my other phone that I had was a shit box and I kept complaining about it. I helped paid for it a bit because I felt bad but he still put a lot of money into it. I’ve been taking care of my baby from now on. My bestfriend got me a case but we are still waiting for that to get here. 

After we got the phone all set up and ready to go we went to dinner at the Mandarin. My sister and step dad met us there but they took so long because my step dad got pulled over! Was pretty funny but because he was on the way to my dinner they let him go. We ate like crazy then came home to open gifts! Here come the pictures! 

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(Left to right, bottom – Shameless Season 1, Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor, and Doctor Who: The Complete First Series.)

These are the shows that I love, if you haven’t heard of them you should definitely check them out! The last couple of pictures I’m going to post are…..

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(Top left to right – Pandora Bow Earrings, Joseph Joseph Nest 9 Plus set.) (Bottom left to right – Picture of every gift I got, Pandora Letter M charm.)

I’m so thankful for everyone who bought me something and spent time with. I went back home to my boyfriends house to pass out! 

Thanks for reading! 

 

20 Things I like about Christmas

  1. I get to see the family I like.
  2. Snow.
  3. The turkey/ham dinner. 
  4. The Christmas trees.
  5. The decorations. 
  6. Giving people presents and seeing their reactions. 
  7. Presents for me! 🙂
  8. Time off work.
  9. The drinking and partying. 
  10. The shopping. 
  11. My sister waking up at 4 AM and everyone telling her to go back to sleep. 
  12. People trying to wake me up without getting hit or yelled at (my mum has gotten it down to a fine art.)
  13. My mum’s stockings she gifts us (she honestly makes the best stockings!)
  14. The croissants we get in the morning. 
  15. Pictures!
  16. The mad, crazy being busy. 
  17. Trying to put thing together after you’ve opened everything. 
  18. New years is around the corner. 
  19. I get to see my dad.
  20. I get to spend a lot of time with my boyfriend. 

About Me Part 2!

This was actually the hardest thing for me to do but I wanted to do it again, which I did! 50 more things about me, I hope you like it. 

  1. I always randomly wake up in the middle of the night for no reason. 
  2. I’ve only had one job my whole life. 
  3. I have a fear of becoming fat. 
  4. It’s extremely hard for me to talk to new people. 
  5. Doctor Who is the shit, go watch the show. 
  6. I write almost everyday in a jornal and no one has ever read them. 
  7. I don’t know where half those journals are. 
  8. I love cats and dogs. 
  9. I have 1 cat and 2 dogs.
  10. My mum doesn’t buy real pop, it’s pretty much flavoured water. 
  11. I want to live a healthy lifestyle but I have zero motivation. 
  12. I hate Apple products but I have an iPod.
  13. My longest relationship was 3 year. (The worst three years of my life.)
  14. I only have 2 really good friends. 
  15. I hate my job, it actually is the worst. 
  16. I was a regular at a bar by the time I was 19. In Canada that is the legal drinking age. 
  17. I love taking pictures when I go out. Yes, I am THAT girl. 
  18. It’s really hard for me to tell you, “I love you.” So if I say it, I mean it. 
  19. I hate when people get the same things as me, especially if you’re related to me. 
  20. I have no idea what I want to do with my life job wise. 
  21. Writing is the only thing I keep at, I’ve been doing it for years but just for myself. 
  22. I feel like I somehow always mess up my relationships.
  23. I’m always worrying I’m going to lose someone close to me. 
  24. I’ve learnt to embrace my crazy curly hair just in like the past year or two. 
  25. I hate talking about myself to people so this is very hard for me, even though I don’t know who any of you are or can see that you’re reading this. 
  26. I think I am a bad gift giver. 
  27. I love wrapping gifts, so Christmas is really fun for me. 
  28. My favourite colour is purple. 
  29. I use to have a Newfoundland dog, she died when I was younger.
  30. I use to have a Bernese Mountain Dog but she died 2 years ago Feb. 
  31. …I’m the only person in my family that didn’t get to say goodbye to my Bernese so that day is really hard for me. 
  32. I’ve never had an actual new years kiss with a boyfriend or a guy I like. 
  33. I have had a new years kiss though. Last new years some random guy kissed me at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Canada. 
  34. I can’t sleep when my boyfriend works midnights. 
  35. I hate change. I hate counting it, carrying it around, just everything about it. 
  36. I use to wear Gothic clothes. 
  37. I’m allergic to perfume but I wear it everyday. 
  38. I don’t actually have a winter jacket. 
  39. When I was younger I put a hole in my head but jumping off a bunk bed and landing on a ceramic pig. The pig ear split my head open without the damn thing breaking. 
  40. I got rid of my warts I got from the pool but accidentally stabbing myself with my pufferfish.
  41. I’ve lost every best friend but one and today is her birthday!
  42. I love going hot tubing. 
  43. Pandora is my favourite place to get jewelry. 
  44. I actually have 2 Pandora charm bracelets. 
  45. I’m really nice to someone unless I don’t like them, then I will make you feel like complete shit. 
  46. I wish I could put together really cool layered outfits, but I just suck. Jeans and t-shirts all the way. 
  47. I actually miss switching between my parents houses every week. 
  48. I have a sign Colby Rasmus baseball from the Toronto Blue Jays. He is my favourite player!
  49. David Clarkson is my favourite Toronto Maple Leaf player. 
  50. I’ve been to one maybe two Leaf games my whole life.